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The 2020 Small Business Award Winners

The Findlay•Hancock County area is proud of its Small Businesses and those that lead them. In recognition of these courageous and inspiring individuals and their companies, the Findlay•Hancock County Chamber of Commerce was honored to present the 2020  Small Business Awards at the 57th Annual Small Business Awards ceremony on October 7, 2020 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

The following is a list of both small business and community awards that were distributed:

Small Business of the Year
Presented to: Yates & Young Plumbing and Heating
Sponsored by: Premier Bank

Small Business Person of the Year
Presented to: Paul Hadde – Chick-fil-A Findlay
Sponsored by: University of Findlay

Customer Service Champion of the Year
Presented to: Blanchard Valley Health System
Sponsored by: The Trust Company

Family Owned Small Business Champion of the Year
Presented to: Kathy’s Korner Restaurant
Sponsored by: CompManagement Inc. (CMI) & CompManagement Health Systems (CHS)

Professional of the Year
Presented to: Nadine Weininger – Blanchard Valley Center
Sponsored by: Old Fort Bank

Diversity Small Business Champion of the Year
Presented to: Oler’s Bar & Grill
Sponsored by: Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Agriculture Enterprise Champion of the Year
Presented to: Recker Family Farms
Sponsored by: Citizens National Bank

Go Local Small Business Champion of the Year
Presented to: Gina Lynne Design
Sponsored by: First National Bank

Manufacturing & Distribution Leadership Impact Award
Presented to: Tori Durliat – Advanced Drainage Systems
Sponsored by: Gilmore Jasion Mahler

Nonprofit Leader of the Year
Presented to: Paul Worstell – recently retired from the Findlay Family YMCA
Sponsored by: The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

Downtown Champion of the Year
Presented to: TRENDS! On Main – Pam & Tim Hamlin
Sponsored by: Fifth Third Bank

Small Business Manufacturing Excellence
Presented to: GVS Filtration
Sponsored by: The Companies of Tall Timbers Industrial Park

Emerging Business of the Year
Presented to: Metzger Brecheisen Company
Sponsored by: State Bank

ATHENA Award
Presented to: Julie Brown
Sponsored by: Huntington Bank

“Our Spirit Shows” Award
Presented to: Findlay Brewing Company
Sponsored by: Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Presented to: The Baking Company & Bread Kneads
Sponsored by: WFIN-WKXA-106.3 The Fox Radio

Special thanks to Aaron Osborne Video Services, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, UFTV, Kan Du Studios, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, NOACC, Miller’s Meat Market and Catering, Gillig Winery, Findlay Brewing Company, Hancock County Humane Society, JR’s Taters for their support of the event. For more information about this, or any other Chamber of Commerce programs, call 419-422-3313 or visit FindlayHancockChamber.com.

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